Definition of Notch

1. Noun. A V-shaped indentation. "Mandibular notch"

Specialized synonyms: Incisura, Incisure
Generic synonyms: Indentation, Indenture

2. Verb. Cut or make a notch into. "Notch the rope"
Specialized synonyms: Mark, Nock, Score, Indent
Generic synonyms: Incise

3. Noun. The location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks. "We got through the pass before it started to snow"
Exact synonyms: Mountain Pass, Pass
Generic synonyms: Location
Specialized synonyms: Brenner Pass, Cumberland Gap, Donner Pass, Khyber Pass
Specialized synonyms: Col, Gap, Defile, Gorge, Saddle, Saddleback
Group relationships: Chain, Chain Of Mountains, Mountain Chain, Mountain Range, Range, Range Of Mountains

4. Verb. Notch a surface to record something.
Generic synonyms: Enter, Put Down, Record

5. Noun. A V-shaped or U-shaped indentation carved or scratched into a surface. "There were four notches in the handle of his revolver"
Specialized synonyms: Serration, Thumb Index, Undercut
Generic synonyms: Indentation, Indenture

6. Noun. A small cut.
Exact synonyms: Nick, Snick
Generic synonyms: Cut, Cutting
Derivative terms: Nick, Nick, Snick

Definition of Notch

1. n. A hollow cut in anything; a nick; an indentation.

2. v. t. To cut or make notches in ; to indent; also, to score by notches; as, to notch a stick.

Definition of Notch

1. Noun. A V-shaped cut. ¹

2. Noun. Such a cut, used for keeping a record ¹

3. Noun. An indentation. ¹

4. Noun. A mountain pass; a defile ¹

5. Noun. (informal) A level or degree. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To cut a notch in (something). ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To record (a score or similar) by making notches on something. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To join by means of notches. ¹

9. Verb. (rfquote-sense example sentence suggests this is "notch up"?) (transitive) To achieve (something). ¹

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Definition of Notch

1. to make an angular cut in [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Notch

1. A neurogenic gene of Drosophila. The normal function of Notch is required in ectodermal cells to prevent the cells from differentiating as neuroblasts. Gene product contains 36 repeats of the EGF like domain. (13 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Notch

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notch (current term)
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notch of tentorium
notch on the bedpost
notch up

Literary usage of Notch

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1858)
"The principle of i triangular notch being thus arrived at, it becomes ¡dent that there ... It is then be observed that, by the use of the triangular notch, ..."

2. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1865)
"muzzle at notch . 4 " " " middle 2-75 in. Other characters are apparent in the following comparison : A. Palate without lateral grooves : teeth f 3. ..."

3. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Supra-branchial space of the sub-pallia! chamber. notch (г in fig. i). The only communication between the two spaces, excepting through the trellis-work of ..."

4. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1920)
"But to get a correct idea of the maximum deformation, the extension of the width of a line at the apex of the notch was determined. ..."

5. Hydraulics and Its Applications by Arnold Hartley Gibson (1919)
"V1 Ag In using the notch, care should be taken that the sides are equally ... Let b be the bottom breadth of the notch. Let Q be the inclination to the ..."

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